KP CM directs tight security for Dr Afridi


Taking serious notice of intelligence reports confirming threats to life of Dr Shakil Afridi in Peshawar Central Jail, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti on Tuesday directed the home and tribal affairs department to fulfill its responsibilities in this respect.
Highly-placed sources said various secret agencies had confirmed threats to the life of Dr Shakil Afridi. He is being guarded by two un-armed security guards, per jail manual.
The secret agencies said more than 3,000 prisoners were imprisoned in Peshawar Jail and a majority was charged with involvement in terrorist acts and militancy.
The jail is also house to militants from banned Tehreek-e-Taliban and Tehreek Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM).
According to official sources, the chief minister contacted Home and Tribal Affairs Secretary Mohammad Azam Khan and directed him to ensure safety and security of Dr Afridi.